Truck Month Textbook Trade In Amazon Fashion Learn more nav_sap_plcc_ascpsc Eric Clapton Father's Day Gift Guide 2016 Fire TV Stick Get Ready for Summer and Save 15% The Baby Store Shop now Amazon Cash Back Offer LoveandFriendship LoveandFriendship LoveandFriendship  Amazon Echo  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Amazon Echo Starting at $149.99 All-New Kindle Oasis Outdoor Recreation SnS

Ghost in The Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2 Seasons 2006

Season 2
4.7 out of 5 stars (12) IMDb 8.6/10

In a futuristic world where the internet and cybernetics has blurred the borders between societies; the members of Public Security Section 9 are reinstated to assist in solving numerous cases of cyber crime including a spate of similar crimes committed by separate suicidal groups known as The Individual Eleven.

Starring:
Shirô Saitô, Peggy O'Neal

Available to watch on supported devices.

Buy Episode 23 HD $2.99
Buy Season 2 HD $24.99

Buy Episode 23

Buy Episode 23 HD $2.99
Buy Episode 23 SD $1.99

Buy Season 2

Buy Season 2 HD $24.99
Buy Season 2 SD $21.99

Redeem a gift card or promotion code

More Purchase Options
By placing your order, you agree to our Terms of Use. Sold by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Additional taxes may apply.
Season 2

from $1.99

1. Reembody

Two years have past since Section 9 was forcefully disbanded by the Umibozu.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: November 20, 2005
Buy HD $2.99

from $1.99

2. Night Cruise

Following nuclear World War III and non-nuclear World War IV (also referred to as the Second Vietnam War), Japan passed an act known as the Refugee Special Action Policy, inviting war refugees from all across Asia to enter Japan.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: November 27, 2005
Buy HD $2.99

from $1.99

3. Cash Eye

A formal investigation into Mr. Todoko has yielded evidence that he may be managing former Secretary General Yakushima's assets.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: December 4, 2005
Buy HD $2.99

from $1.99

4. Natural Enemy

The largest live fire exercise ever conducted by the Japanese Self Defense Force is currently underway in advance of the Prime Minister's planned announcement of the repealing of the Refugee Special Action Policy.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 26 minutes Release date: December 11, 2005
Buy HD $2.99

from $1.99

5. Inductance

Prime Minister Kayabuki has formally renounced the Refugee Special Action Policy, a move that has drawn much criticism from refugees all over Japan.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: December 18, 2005
Buy HD $2.99

from $1.99

6. Excavation

The prime suspect behind an attempt to blackmail the Ministry of Energy has turned up dead in Nihima City. Originally presumed to be a victim of a tragic accident; however, a more thorough examination of the body turns up evidence of homicide.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: January 8, 2006
Buy HD $2.99

from $1.99

7. PU239

Aramaki is summoned to the Prime Minister's office after plans to ship plutonium from the Uchikon 7 district of the Shonjuku Refugee District were leaked to terrorists.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: January 15, 2006
Buy HD $2.99

from $1.99

8. Fake Food

Tired of being manipulated by Gohda, Aramaki decides to take the initiative and conduct his own investigation on the Individual Eleven case while simultaneously looking into the Cabinet Intelligence Agency.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 26 minutes Release date: January 22, 2006
Buy HD $2.99

from $1.99

9. Ambivalence

The failed attempt to secure the ex-GSDA officer for questioning has proven to be the straw that breaks the camels back, as Major Kusanagi decides to go directly into the Cabinet Intelligence Agency database to determine what Gohda is up to without all the added wires and strings.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: January 29, 2006
Buy HD $2.99

from $1.99

10. Trial

On his way home from work Togusa becomes involved in a domestic dispute between Yukadi Shisharow and her boyfriend when the lady suddenly trips in front of Togusa's car and screams for help.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: February 5, 2006
Buy HD $2.99

from $1.99

11. Affection

Batou and Togusa are testing eight potential new recruits for Section 9.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: February 12, 2006
Buy HD $2.99

from $1.99

12. Selecon

The Tachikomas locate a stealth gate that can only be accessed through the European Satellite system. After passing through the gate, Boma recovers a suspicious file believed to be the virus that infected The Individual Eleven.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: February 19, 2006
Buy HD $2.99

from $1.99

13. Make Up

Aramaki calls a briefing to discuss the events surrounding the sudden appearance and murder/suicide of the members of The Individual Eleven.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: February 26, 2006
Buy HD $2.99

from $1.99

14. Poker Face

Representatives from the American Empire have arrived in Japan to discuss a new security treaty and Section 9 is one of the various groups assigned to secure the building where the talks are taking place.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: March 5, 2006
Buy HD $2.99

from $1.99

15. PAT

Section 9's Tachikoma fleet is down for routine maintenance. While the technicians inspect the fleet, the think tanks begin a philosophical discussion on the Individual Eleven case and the implications and motives behind it.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: March 12, 2006
Buy HD $2.99

from $1.99

16. Another Chance

The Prime Minister calls a meeting of her cabinet to discuss the refugee situation.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 26 minutes Release date: March 19, 2006
Buy HD $2.99

from $1.99

17. Red Data

Following Ishikawa's intelligence reports, the Major heads to Taiwan to investigate a lead on Kuze.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: March 26, 2006
Buy HD $2.99

from $1.99

18. Trans Parent

A patient undergoing a routine medical procedure unexpectedly takes a turn for the worst and the medical staff mount a frantic effort to save him.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: April 2, 2006
Buy HD $2.99

from $1.99

19. Chain Reaction

On Dejima island, a crisis is brewing. The refugees have moved away from Japan in an effort to create an autonomous region they can call their own.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: April 9, 2006
Buy HD $2.99

from $1.99

20. Fabricate Fog

Section 9 regroups from the fire fight and the body of their dead teammate is airlifted out of Dejima.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 26 minutes Release date: April 16, 2006
Buy HD $2.99

from $1.99

21. Embarrassment

Batou confronts Kuze in an effort to stop him from leaving with the plutonium, but Kuze proves to be a better fight than Batou and ends up disabling Batou's right leg and left arm and putting Batou out of commission.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: April 23, 2006
Buy HD $2.99

from $1.99

22. Reversal

A tactical nuclear device has been discovered in the Kyushu Telecom Tower in the Japanese capital of Fukuoka and some 35 million citizens are subsequently evacuated over a five-day period to allow the Ground Self Defense Army to safely diffuse and remove the device.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: April 30, 2006
Buy HD $2.99

from $1.99

23. Martial Law

Prime Minister Kayabuki meets with her cabinet to discuss the Fukuoka nuclear bomb incident, but the cabinet has already decided to deploy the army to retrieve the remaining plutonium supposedly hidden on Dejima Island.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 26 minutes Release date: May 7, 2006
Buy HD $2.99

from $1.99

24. Nuclear Power

The Chief Cabinet Secretary formally relieves the PM from her ministerial duties for her decision to call in the UN to mediate the Dejima crisis.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: May 14, 2006
Buy HD $2.99

from $1.99

25. This Side Of Justice

The Tachikoma units, through the use of a satellite, have spotted an American Empire ballistic missile submarine carrying nuclear submarine-launched ballistic missiles off the coast of Okinawa.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 26 minutes Release date: May 21, 2006
Buy HD $2.99

from $1.99

26. Endless Gig

The JMSDF lets loose with another round of naval artillery fire and missile strikes as refugees on Dejima attempt to evacuate the island aboard makeshift rafts and boats.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 26 minutes Release date: May 28, 2006
Buy HD $2.99

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Amazon Video Verified Purchase
The second season of GitS SAC is much more political than the first. The main story features the plight of the refugees who inhabit an island just off the coast of Nagasaki called Dejima, and the multiple parties who manipulate their cause to their each individual ends, which happen, or not to line up with one another. It's a very dense political thriller which most people will find too political, missing the action of the first season. One of the things I enjoyed about this season is the use of actual history in the tailoring of the story. Dejima was the first official western trading post the Japanese allowed during the Edo period, a time of isolationism in which no exchange of culture or ideas was allowed. Or, at least, very little. The Dutch gained access to Japan through a small spit of land the Japanese turned into an island by cutting a canal into a peninsula along the coast of Nagasaki. The only access to the island port was a bridge, guarded on both sides at all times. Everyone and everything on the island was monitored around the clock. There were roughy 4 Japanese for every foreigner, including interpreters, guards, workers, and administrators. This remained the only access to or from Japan to the west for around 200 years during which the Dutch East India Company was the sole benefactor. Eventually Japan became more open to the west in the mid 19th century after the arrival of the American navy. The parallels drawn between the real history of the island and the show add a depth that you just won't find in other anime.

These themes of isolating foreigners, nuclear proliferation, and puppetering for socio-political gain are all woven together quite well, which creates a very tense and honest anime. It's not something you will watch once and fully understand.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Amazon Video Verified Purchase
Ghost in the Shell has always been one of my favorite anime series, but the television version has had more to live up to since multiple episodes usually mean less time on the creative side. Inevitably, fans will notice that the hand-drawn/CGI animation mix is not quite as crisp as the movies but the dramatic elements more than make up for it.

The first season of the show had as its protagonist the "Laughing Man," a viable storyline that ended with a whimper instead of a bang. It was like a wrap-up show that forgot to wrap anything up and was disappointing after the two-part Umibozu storyline, which I didn't quite cotton to but liked the exciting action of.

For the second season, we have Goda and the Cabinet Intelligence Service trying to stop Kuze and the rebellious refugees, with Section 9 caught in the middle. Goda seems intent on starting a war and is willing to up the ante with nuclear weapons, while Kuze is willing to use terrorism on a grand scale to achieve his goals.

The final handful of episodes is what cemented my love for the series. Taut action, intense suspense, exciting action and political intrigue on a scale that has to be seen to be believed, but is made wholly believable (trust me, political intrigue is one area science fiction often fails at, such as with "Avatar" and "Starship Troopers").

Unlike Season 1 where it seemed like the stand-alone episodes like "Testation" and "Not Equal" stood out more than the Laughing Man ones, almost all of 2nd Gig works brilliantly. And, impossible as it may seem, episodes 19-26 manage to top each other through "Endless Gig."

If there's any drawback, it's that the series still fails to flesh out all of the characters.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
I saw about half of this series when it was available instantly from Netflix. It is just as good as the first season and continues to develop the characters in the series. I would love to purchase the entire season here, but sadly it is missing an episode. I imagine if the missing episode was available I could purchase the entire season at a discount to the 1.99 per episode price.
1 Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Amazon Video Verified Purchase
It is irritating that you are not allowed to download these vids to a phone. It would greatly increase the vid quality if I could do that. Right now I am lucky to get 240p if that!

But as far as the actual show itself goes I gotta give it five stars. I have never seen a show that has such extreme levels of intrigue in it. The first time I watched I did not even come close to grasping it. But now that I do I see that it is the best their is. The story quality of the two seasons is equal in my opinion. But I prefer the darker colors and less whored up major of the second season. Really lets the grim truth from the first season sink in, that being that evil exists on a level and to a degree that most would run from even entertaining the notion.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Amazon Video Verified Purchase
Great chronicle of the Ghost in the Shell series
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Amazon Video Verified Purchase
One of the most interesting futuristic concepts. The technology displayed dosent seem far fetched. We may even see most of it in our life time.. But the plot is what makes it top notch.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse